Definition of sword dance in English:

sword dance

Syllabification: sword dance

noun

  • A dance in which the performers brandish swords or step around swords laid on the ground, originally as a tribal preparation for war or as a victory celebration.
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    • Competitors danced the Highland fling, the sword dance, the sean triubhais, the Highland reel, the sailors hornpipe, the Irish Jig and other dances, preferably to the music of the bagpipe.
    • Jhumar, Sammi, Luddi, and the sword dance are all popular folk dances of the Punjab.
    • The sword dance is done with blunt wooden-handled swords which are about 20 inches in length.

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